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University of Melbourne
PhD, Bioinformatics, Transcriptional Regulation, Cancer
2007 – 2011
Thesis title: Computational methods for understanding transcriptional regulation in humans

La Trobe University
Master of Computer Science, Bioinformatics
2003 – 2006

University of Washington (Seattle)
Master of Computer Science (Exchange), Computational biology
2005 – 2005

University of Washington (Seattle)
Master of Computer Science (Exchange), Computational biology
2004 – 2004

Latrobe University
Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Science, Genetics, Software Engineering, Philisophy, Mathematics
1999 – 2002

Professional activities

  • 2013-present ISCB Junior Principal Investigator meeting organiser
  • 2012-present ISCB Education Committee member
  • 2012-2014 ISCB Wikipedia competition organising committee
  • 2013-2014 ISCB Public Affairs and Policy Committee member
  • 2013-2015 ISCB Publications Committee member
  • 2013 ISMB/ECCB Poster Committee member
  • 2011-2012 ISCB Student Council Chair
  • 2010 ISCBSC Regional Student Group Australia President

Awards and scholarships

  • 2013-Best Poster. Lorne Cancer Conference. Lorne, Australia
  • 2012-Best Poster. Lorne Cancer Conference. Lorne, Australia
  • 2011-Best Poster. AMATA Conference. Canberra, Australia.
  • 2010-Nucleic Acids Research Best Presentation Award. ISCB Student Council Symposium. Boston, USA.
  • 2010-ISMB Student Council travel fellowship. Boston, USA.
  • 2010-Best Poster. Lorne Cancer Conference. Lorne, Australia.
  • 2010-AGRF Best Poster. ASMR Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2009-ISMB Student Council travel fellowship. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008-Excellence in teaching award, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • 2007-BioInfoSummer07 ICE-EM Scholarship. Canberra, Australia.
  • 2007-Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
  • 2007-National ICT Australia enhanced PhD scholarship
  • 2001,2000,1999-Deans honours list, La Trobe University


  • NHMRC APP1104010 Tracking the origins and drivers of metastasis in prostate cancer.
    CIA – A/Prof Chris Hovens, CIB – Dr Niall Corcoran, CIC – Prof Anthony Costello, CID – Dr Geoff Macintyre, CIE – Dr David Wedge, CIF – Dr Peter Van Loo, CIG – Prof Steven Bova CIH – Prof Nitzan Rosenfeld.
    AUD$1,022,600 (2016-2019)
  • NHMRC APP1047581 Determining the origin of lethal metastases in multifocal primary prostate cancer.
    CIA – A/Prof Chris Hovens. CIB – Dr Niall Corcoran. CIC – Prof Izhak Haviv. CID – Dr Adam Kowalczyk, CIE – A/Prof Andrew Lonie. CIF – Dr Geoff Macintyre. CIG – Prof David Neal. CIH – Prof Anthony Costello, CII – A/Prof John Pedersen.
    AUD$672,431 (2013-2015)


Current students

  • Mr Marek Cmero (PhD candidate, University of Melbourne) – Integrative genomics for urological cancers

Previous students

  • Dr Ronja Adam (Visiting Masters Student – CRUK CI) – Exome Data of Adenomas from Polyposis Patients: Tumor Evolution and Mutation Profiles
  • Ms Aparna Elangovan (Masters of Information Systems, University of Melbourne) – Network approaches for understanding ADT resistance in prostate cancer
  • Mr Kangbo Mo (Masters of Computer Science, University of Melbourne) – New algorithms for efficient processing of DNA sequence alignments
  • Ms Jessica Chung (VLSCI Internship student) – Methods for comparing genome-wide CNV profiles